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Alpine Explorer

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 952

This tour offers a unique opportunity to see some of New Zealand’s most incredible landscapes. Visit Mount Cook National Park, cruise Milford Sound ride the Skyline Gondola and more.


This 5 day round tour from Christchurch takes you to see all the South Island’s biggest attractions including Mt Cook, Milford Sound and spectacular Glacier Country. Spend two nights in Queenstown, with an included day trip to Fiordland National Park. You’ll pass the Mirror Lakes, Homer Tunnel and Cleddau Chasm. An included cruise on Milford Sound will be a highlight of any South Island adventure, before taking a full day to enjoy the thrills and sights of Queenstown. Explore the rugged coastal sights of either Fox or Franz Josef Glacier before you hop the TranzAlpine Express for your scenic journey through the Southern Alps to Christchurch.


 

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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 952

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Day 1

Christchurch to Queenstown

Duration8 Hours

Heartland Hotel Queenstown

Heartland Hotel Queenstown is perched just above the town centre - an excellent vantage point where you can feel tucked away and enjoy magnificent views, yet you are only a few minutes walk to the town centre. With 81 comfortable, well-appointed guest rooms, including five family rooms, Heartland Hotel Queenstown provides all you need for a comfortable rest at the end of another action-packed Queenstown day.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Heartland Hotel Queenstown

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    Heartland Hotel Queenstown



    Heartland Hotel Queenstown is perched just above the town centre - an excellent vantage point where you can feel tucked away and enjoy magnificent views, yet you are only a few minutes walk to the town centre. With 81 comfortable, well-appointed guest rooms, including five …

    Heartland Hotel Queenstown is perched just above the town centre - an excellent vantage point where you can feel tucked away and enjoy magnificent views, yet you are only a few minutes walk to the town centre. With 81 comfortable, well-appointed guest rooms, including five family rooms, Heartland Hotel Queenstown provides all you need for a comfortable rest at the end of another action-packed Queenstown day.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking (for Self Park)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 2

Discover Milford Sound Coach Cruise Coach incl Lunch

Travel by luxury coach on an unforgettable journey from Queenstown into Milford Sound. Located within the World Heritage Fiordland National Park, this region is rich with dense rainforest, lakes and waterfalls cascading from rugged mountain peaks. Journey through the Southern Alps via the Homer Tunnel, a 1.2km tunnel drilled through a solid mountain of rock. Upon arrival at Milford Sound, board your luxury catamaran vessel for a spectacular cruise where you will see the wonders of Mitre Peak, glacier scarred rock walls that rise 1,200m vertically from the sea, and waterfalls that tumble from hanging valleys and crash into the sound far below. Return by coach to Queenstown.

Duration12 Hours
Day 3

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 4

Queenstown to Franz Josef

Duration8 Hours

Rainforest Retreat

Rainforest Retreat is located in the Franz Josef Glacier village, in the heart of New Zealand's Glacier Country, which is situated on the South Island's West Coast and is part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area. There is a choice of Tree Houses which are elevated in individual clearings. Tree Lodges offer the unique option of your choice of forest floor or raised into the forest canopy.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration1 Night
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Rainforest Retreat

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    Rainforest Retreat



    Rainforest Retreat is located in the Franz Josef Glacier village, in the heart of New Zealand's Glacier Country, which is situated on the South Island's West Coast and is part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area. There is a choice of Tree Houses which …

    Rainforest Retreat is located in the Franz Josef Glacier village, in the heart of New Zealand's Glacier Country, which is situated on the South Island's West Coast and is part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area. There is a choice of Tree Houses which are elevated in individual clearings. Tree Lodges offer the unique option of your choice of forest floor or raised into the forest canopy.

    Facilities

    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Children's Activities
    • Laundry facilities
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa

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Day 5

Franz Josef to Greymouth

Duration4 Hours

KiwiRail Scenic Journeys

Coach Style Seating

Duration4 Hours

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DEPARTURES:

Daily.

PRICE INCLUSIONS:

  • 4 nights hotel accommodation
  • Transportation except air fares
  • Sightseeing as indicated.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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24 Mar 2021
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